In South Bombay, you can throw a rock and hit a swanky new restaurant so if you’re there looking for a great meal, there’s no dearth of options. But sometimes it’s in the quiet back lanes that you find the true gems, and Plural can definitely be counted among that number.
Veganism is more than the Cali-export fad that it used to be and people are slowly accepting it as a beneficial way of life rather than a trend. But sometimes for restaurants, the concept is often reduced to a few salads and raw starters for the sake of flaunting the vegan tag. Thankfully, that isn’t the case at Plural.
This Southeast Asian-inspired hideaway in Jai Hind building has infused a modern, sustainable and local ethos across its menu. Conceptualised by owner Vedant K. Shah, this restaurant and bar was his attempt to bring fresh Vietnamese flavours to a vegetable-forward, vegan-friendly Mumbai menu. Inspired by his travels around the world, the menu often reimagines familiar dishes with a vegetarian spin.
With high ceilings, a neutral beachy palette, greenery and cane accents, natural is definitely the vibe at work here. It feels more spacious than it probably is and has a quiet, calming atmosphere. The simple decor echoes their commitment to sustainability, minimising waste and reappropriating ingredients that would have otherwise been discarded.
Sometimes, small and well-considered touches often amount to more than grand gestures. Here at Plural, the intent that has gone into conceptualising their menu, space and ethos is backed up at every turn. They have managed to create something unique in Mumbai’s crowded culinary space and with a forward-thinking concept and a menu that changes with the seasons, they’re bringing a touch of reinvented South East Asian dining to the city.